I shall add to this as the next few days unfold, but we have just gone past the highest monthly rainfall I have recorded in the 5 years we have been living here. That is 162.5mm in the first 28 days of February 2012: the previous record was 158.3mm in February 2010.
Here is the radar immediately after the record fell:
In the medium term the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is forecasting - through a computer model with no forecaster intervention - another 25 - 50mm on Wednesday. That is, tomorrow.
The day after Wednesday is Thursday. Here is what they have in mind - or rather in computer - for that day.
So we made it through the Tuesday night, scoring another 10mm of steady light rain through the night. That has got us up to 186mm for the month, and with it being a Leap Year we still have a day to go. I have just looked at the BoM 4 day cumulative rainfall forecast. I suggest click on the image to get a bigger version.
As recently as 2 years ago Goulburn had effectively run out of water and the prospect of trucking in all water to the town was being floated (sorry about that). I suspect that if the forecast falls happen the problem will become one of getting trucks into the town - although I can't see the Hume Highway getting cut by floods between Goulburn and Sydney.
By the end of the month (for this purpose that was 10pm Wednesday) we had received 198mm and it was raining steadily.
So March has started. It rained more or less through the night: when daylight (or what looks likely to pass for daylight) arrives I will go and check the gauge, expecting to find at least 30mm in there. Here is the 128km radar image for 6am.
A little later I went down to the Creek crossing to see what was there. Lotsa water was there.
Fortunately the 512km image is a tad more optimistic as we are close to the Northern edge of the band and it is moving in the usual NW-> SE direction.
Then I checked the 28 day long range forecast on the Elders site.
I cannot remember ever seeing every day in a month coloured green. Certainly I have never seen 21/28 days forecast as high chance of rainfall.